Five Health & Wellness Books to Read This Summer

Five Health & Wellness Books to Read This Summer

Want to be healthier both mentally and physically? Get inspired this summer with these five helpful picks.

Enjoy lounging by the pool while also rediscovering your passions, motivation, and general well-being with help from five health and wellness reads. Each of these summer-approved books will have you feeling a little brighter and more in-control of your life.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.

This book comes recommended by my favorite YouTuber, Mimi Ikkon. It is full of thought-provoking ways to get over yourself and transform your life. If you are stuck in a slump, need some motivation, or just want to enrich your life, this is the book for you.


Clean Slate by Martha Stewart

I love this book! It provides you with the proven food essentials that your body wants and needs to feel and work its best. This is a truly beautiful book stocked full of simple, delicious recipes. If you are looking to kick-start your health and finally make your insides feel good, then this is the book for you.

The Champion Mindset: An Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness by Joanna Zeiger, Ph.D.

Ever end up defeated by your mind instead of having your head in the game? Zeiger’s book is the gateway to fortifying yourself with the strength to beat your mental blocks and conquer your goals. If you feel like you are plateauing physically or competitively — this one’s for you.

5: Where Will You Be Five Years from Today? by Dan Zadra

Another personal favorite, this serves as both a book and a journal. Through a series of introspective questions, it ultimately helps you define where you want to be in the next five years. If you are like me, and have no earthly clue what you want to do in the future, this book is definitely for you.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

I'm a firm believer that your surroundings impact how you feel and act, so Kondo’s book was the perfect guide for cleaning my way to a happier life. It may sound silly, but the little things can make the biggest impact. If you are looking for the refresh button on life, then this is just the book you need.

Enjoyed our books? Have any great book suggestions to add to our summer reading list? Comment and let us know!

Be well, Auburn. 

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Hadden is the epitome of "spunk." Her creative nature and desire for adventure have taken her across the world and placed her in the middle of some interesting situations.

She’s been with Campus Recreation since her sophomore year and has made it her goal to work in as many departments as possible. Along the way, she’s followed her passions from Facilities to Auburn Outdoors, and has finally found her home with the Marketing family.  

A senior studying anthropology and minoring in Chinese and business, Hadden thrives with the obscure and strives to talk to everyone she sees. On her days off, you can find her planning out the next Anthropological Society meeting, walking around the woods looking for cool bugs, or working out at The Rec.